Jurong Secondary students to survey needs of residents as part of 'Project Compassion'

Some 600 students from Jurong Secondary will be surveying Taman Jurong residents on their needs as part of a new school project next year.

The project, initiated by the school's advisory committee, allows students to submit proposals on ways to improve their community and environment to a selection panel. Students whose proposals are selected will receive a grant, project management training, and teacher mentorship to guide them to manage their proposals.

The school's advisory committee has pledged $50,000 to support the project, over a period of five years.

Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, who is also adviser to the school's advisory committee, launched Project Compassion at the school's 50th anniversary dinner on Friday evening.